By Robert Neff previously published: The Korea Times featured picture: Mrs Emberley and her garden in Seoul, circa 1900. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the descriptions of Seoul were filled with complaints of streets packed with oxen, ponies and people all trying to avoid falling into the open sewers or stepping in … Continue reading Odors give way to fragrance in 19th century
written by Hugo J. Smal How to watch Hallyu drama. I love to watch and explain Korean movies and television series. For a long time, non of my friends could not cope with that. They simply did not understand Korean culture. And they do not as Korean drama explained. Yes, during drinking evenings, I talked … Continue reading Korean drama explained
See our swimming beauties. At the Badagol theme park, we have stunning beauties. These are jewels because they are elegant and colourful. They show strongness and loveliness at the same time. The living jewels stand for good fortune, success, prosperity, longevity, courage, ambition and maybe the most important, perseverance during exams. They are called Ing-eo … Continue reading Become Goyang Koi friend
The KOREA Times Posted: 2021-04-19 13:41 By Kwon Mee-yoo Special relation South Korea - the Netherlands. I am happy that I take a tiny, little part in this Special relation South Korea - the Netherlands. I am visiting South Korea now since 2003 and it was a real adventure. So, almost one-third of the 60 … Continue reading Netherlands seeks sustainable future with Korea
Travel Kit East Asia, Korea, Japan, Korea. When you are in Korea, Japan or China it would be nice when you are up to date. On this page, we give you some easy to use links. Let's call it an "information travel kit".
The Korean Koi or hangug ing-eo (한국 잉어) written by: Hugo J. Smal Seollal 설날 2021 has passed, Korean Lunar new year. The year of the Ox sets in. In normal times family members come together on Seollal. In the morning people bow to their ancestors and look ahead and hope for a year full … Continue reading Korean Koi in the year of the Ox
You have to go to Korea. I am sure! If you saw the Squid games or the Itaewon class you must put Korea on your bucket list. You must live the special adventure that going to a Korean restaurant is. You must taste my favourite dish: bim bim pap. Korean barbeque is world famous these … Continue reading Korea on your bucketlist
The potential is still hidden for Europe. It's all about Korean adventure. South Korea has a number of fanatical and ambitious koi lovers. Hugo Smal has been well established in this fascinating country for quite some years now. He has assisted a number of founder members of the koi hobby in setting up the right … Continue reading Korea, big adventure!
Korean gardening: the gods are praised. On the 11th of February, 2008, Sungnyemun burned down the Southern Gate, from Seoul. King Yi T'aejo (1335 - 1408), the founder of the Choson Kingdom, had this gate built around 1400. He also constructed the Kyongbok palace. These days you can see the fruit of Korean gardening … Continue reading Korean gardening